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Inspired by NYFW

The 2016 Fall Ready-to-Wear collections debuted at New York Fashion Week last month. We were instantly inspired by the collections showcased on the runway by acclaimed American designers. Here are five of our favorite fashion trends for Fall and how they can translate into the event world.

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Black…always classic and always chic! We love how Marchesa interpreted the infamous little black dress this season. It is ever the wardrobe staple and we look forward to seeing how it is reinvented year after year. Incorporating black elements at your event, like a statement chandelier or floral accents, add great depth and contrast to your design. You can’t go wrong with neutrals in your palette like black, white and ivory.

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Metallics were all over the runways this season. DVF’s gold wrap dress (shown on the left) is truly stunning! Let your wedding day shine by mixing in gold, silver or rose gold accents for a bit of sparkle. With proper application, metallics can transform stationery, floral and decor into show stopping elements of your event design. A silver foil on a letter-pressed invitation, a gold leaf floral accent or a rose gold tier on your wedding cake will add excitement to these pieces.

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Velvet, ever the plush and luxurious fabric, adds such a lovely texture to both fashion gowns and event decor. Why not select a guest book that you will have for years to come in a lush fabric? We love the option shown on the left from a wedding by Easton Events. Consider adding a delicate velvet ribbon to your invitations or place settings for a thoughtful detail.

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Menswear inspired pieces that incorporate plaid printed fabrics frequented the latest runway collections. Jason Wu used a bold patterned textile in his fall pieces. Consider adding a plaid ribbon to your welcome gifts or a beautiful herringbone runner to your tablescapes. Adding pattern to your design creates interest! Mixing unexpected prints and colors is always a good idea in our book.

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Ulla Johnson’s gown, shown in the center, captures the nomadic, spirited vibe of the modern bohemian woman. You can incorporate this style at your event by combining rustic wooden tables with bold blooms. We especially love the cascading greenery and the airy fabric of the drapery shown at right. Patterned rugs, metal lanterns and bold blooms and soft textiles can help create the bohemian aesthetic you are looking to achieve.